Perfect match: DNA library to help identify species
We’re building our National Biodiversity DNA Library to help identify and monitor species across Australia and in our surrounding waters.
Some fin good! Four shark facts from science
Sharks are among Earth’s most ancient creatures. We still have lots to learn about them, but what we know from science is fin-tastic.
Ten new species you need to meet
In the past year, together with our partners, we’ve described 139 new species.
DNA reveals the true age of Granddad the lungfish
How old was Granddad the lungfish, the world’s oldest aquarium fish? Spoiler alert: it’s a super-prime number.
New findings offer hope for the endangered sawfish
Scientists have recorded largetooth sawfish in the Archer River in Queensland, offering conservation hope for one of the most endangered groups of species on the planet.
Outlining the risk for Aussie shark extinction
A new action plan assesses the extinction risk for Australian sharks making it easier to protect them.
Creatures great and small: how water temperature influences marine copepod size
Supporting Bergmann’s Rule, we found temperature predicts marine copepod size. This could influence the amount of food available for fish.
Bristling with pride: abyssal bristle worm named in our honour
Scientists have named a newly-described polychaete or bristle worm from Australia's deep abyss after CSIRO.
Winning the war on Great Barrier Reef crown-of-thorns starfish
A new approach to culling crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef has significantly reduced their numbers helping the coral return. Updated 31 August , 2022
Fishers reel in record-breaking Southern Bluefin tuna
A record-breaking tuna first tagged in the Great Australian Bight in 1994 is giving scientists a rare glimpse into the life of these ocean marathon runners.
Invisible ID: using microbes to ‘fingerprint’ ocean health
Sequencing the DNA of marine microbes is enabling scientists to track changes to marine ecosystems to help with restoration efforts.